Around 25,000 people waiting since 28 years for their land in Rohini to build their dream home can finally breathe easy.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to complete the allocation process within three years.
For 16,000 of them, the relief is expected to come earlier as the land owning authority assured that they will be alloted plots within 20 months.
All of them are successful applicants of the 1981 residential scheme for middle income, low income and janta (poor) category plots.
The order by a bench of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar came on a petition filed by one such applicant Rahul Gupta through lawyer Mayank Misra seeking the court’s intervention.
On October 21, the court had restrained the DDA from auctioning any plot of land in Rohini acquired for its residential scheme 1981 till further orders.
The sudden stay on any further auction was a step to compel the DDA to allot the plots.
Gupta said DDA had placed 1,17,000 plots for auction but only 84,000 had applied.
Out of that 25,000 registrants were waiting for allotment.
DDA’s stand in the court was that there is no further land available for auction as of now and they have approached the Urban Development Ministry seeking relaxation of norms for making available more land for residential purposes.